Sun 30 October 2022 | 19:11

Barcelona gets a fitness boost with Kounde and Garcia updates

With the starting centre-backs both being forced off with injuries during Barca's 1-0 victory over Valencia, the Blaugrana had to finish the match with Marcos Alonso and Gerard Pique as centre-backs. However, the club confirmed the defensive duo’s injury’s not serious.



earned a precious 1-0 victory over Valencia, the club saw both of their starting centre-backs coming off the pitch due to injury as

Robert Lewandowski

’s 93rd-minute goal secured the Blaugrana a precious away victory.

Eric Garcia

was taken off in the 42nd minute after being beaten in a challenge with Justin Kluivert as the Spanish defender has been diagnosed with a hip strain. Meanwhile, the club confirmed

Jules Kounde

, who recovered from a recent hamstring issue, has sustained a thigh strain.

The club tweeted:

“Tests carried out this morning concluded that: Eric Garcia has an external obturator muscle strain in his left hip. Jules Kounde has a biceps femoris muscle strain in his left thigh.”

Mundo Deportivo

reports that the club does not expect them to be out for more than a week. After their Champions League showdown against Viktoria Plzen on Tuesday, Barcelona will face Almeria and Osasuna before the World Cup's kick-off.



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source: Mundo Deportivo

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